Prepare Your AC for Summer03/01/2017With warmer weather right around the corner, now is the time to take a look at your air conditioner. When your air conditioner is operating at peak efficiency, it can trim a significant amount off your energy bills! Likewise, if your air conditioning unit requires service, it could significantly raise your costs and cause unnecessary and life-shortening wear and tear on your system. Having your Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc expert perform air conditioning service at least yearly is key to keeping your system operating at its best for the long haul. He or she can ensure the unit is working as it should be and can identify possible concerns in advance of them happening, saving you even more money. Your skilled air conditioning service should include, but is not limited to: Replacement of, or cleaning of, air filters Cleaning of condensate drain, blower components and condenser coil Lubrication of all moving parts and tightening of electrical components Performance of cooling cycle assessment DIY Preparation In addition to arranging your expert air conditioning service, there are tasks you can do now and intermittently throughout the year to make sure your air conditioner is at top performance. Now: Uncover your outdoor unit if you had it covered during cooler months. Utilizing your AC with a cover, coil blanket or lid on it might damage your system and leave you needing big repairs or even replacement. Pick up the area surrounding your AC. Ensure there are no shrubs, weeds, flowers, etc. growing around your AC unit because they could obstruct airflow through your AC. Also make sure there aren’t piles of leaves or mulch blocking any part of it. Throughout the year: While your filters could be cleaned or swapped out during your professional air conditioning service, it’s important for you to look at them each month and swap them out per the manufacturer’s suggestion. All homes have different needs when it comes to air filter replacement, relying on things like owning house pets or performing home construction throughout the year. Having your ducts cleaned regularly will also ensure your air conditioner is able to operate efficiently and will help you maintain a cozy home. By sticking to these simple, proactive steps, you’ll be doing everything you can to make sure your air conditioner will be prepped for whatever summer offers. Give the experts at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at [[phonenumber]] or set up an appointment online.